There are writers, there are teachers, there are teachers who write and there are writers who teach.
And then there's Julia Cameron.
Julia is in a league of her own. She has written over 40 books, as a novelist, playwright, songwriter and poet, and has multiple credits in threatre, film and television. However, it is her role as mentor to aspiring creatives that makes me an avid fan. Her book, The Artist's Way, A Spiritual Path to Creativity, was first written over 30 years ago, and she continues to ignite and unleash creativity in artists and writers across the globe.
I feel so fortunate to have attended three sessions on zoom where she unpacked The Writing Life - quite a tall order for three sessions! Regardless of whether she was speaking of the wonders of 'morning pages' or 'creative dates', or reading through her own poetry, I was mesmerised and hung onto every word. She spoke with an ethereal quality, and yet provided practical and sound advice for both novices and accomplished writers alike.
At 75, she is still as inspiring as ever, and I will always treasure these sessions. Now I just have to follow her words of wisdom!
If you're interested in learning more, visit her website https://juliacameronlive.com/ or read this New York Times article. https://nyti.ms/455eX94